OBITUARY

Alvin F. "Benny" Harrell

March 1, 1938February 15, 2019

Alvin F. "Benny" Harrell, 80, died at his home on Friday, February 15, 2019, with his family by his side.

A celebration of his life will be held at Southside Community Church, 4162 Roy Avenue, on Monday, February 18, at 12 o'clock. Family will greet friends at the church for the hour prior to service. The Rev. Dr. William Rand will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow, at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Harrell, son of the late Jesse Thomas Harrell and Ruby Dell Maye was born in Macon, Georgia. He served his country in the United States Army for 3 years and the United States Air Force for 21 years, retiring after 24 years of combined service, as MSgt and served during the Vietnam Era. He worked for many years as a maintenance technician for Diamond Plastics and had been a member of Southside Community Church since 2005. Benny served the church as a Deacon and accepted the Lord in 2005. He was the vice president of his neighborhood watch and served his community well. Benny was preceded in death by a son, BennyFrank Harrell, a daughter, Dale Harrell, and one granddaughter, Bobbie Lynn Turner.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alma Harrell; son Lamar (Amanda) Harrell; grandchildren, Karen (John) Conley, Randi (Travis) Hamrick, Kristy Horton, Marie (Chris) Burgamy, Johnny (Starrsha) Harrell, Ray Ellis, Lacy Harrell, Lauren Harrell; 17 great grandchildren; brothers, Clifford (Kitty) Wheelus, Wayne (Tempy) Wheelus; several nieces, nephews, and a great host of friends.

Visit www.snowspn.com to express tributes.

Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alma Harrell; son Lamar (Amanda) Harrell; grandchildren, Karen (John) Conley, Randi (Travis) Hamrick, Kristy Horton, Marie (Chris) Burgamy, Johnny (Starrsha) Harrell, Ray Ellis, Lacy Harrell, Lauren Harrell; 17 great grandchildren; brothers, Clifford (Kitty) Wheelus, Wayne (Tempy) Wheelus; several nieces, nephews, and a great host of friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charles Solomon
  • Jesse Austin
  • Ron Herring
  • Nate Dewberry
  • David Rand
  • Daniel Rand

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 18, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Monday, February 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alvin F. "Benny" Harrell

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Harold Tessendorf

February 18, 2019

Dear Alma and family. Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry that I cannot be with you today in person as you celebrate Benny's life, but know that I am thinking of, and praying for, you. Benny was a true servant-leader who exemplified Jesus' commandments to love God and to love our neighbors. While I am sad that Benny is no longer with us, I am comforting that he is being welcomed home by his Lord and Savior with the words "Thank you faithful servant!". Benny enriched my life by his service and with his kindness and I am truly blessed to have known him. Thank you for all of your support and care, Alma. May God be with you not only today, but in the days ahead. Harold

Cindy Bailes

February 17, 2019

I first met Benny and Alma through Randilynn, Benny and Alma's Granddaughter. She married my Son Travis. The very first day we met, Benny started telling us stories. He could tell a great story and hold your attention on the edge of your seat waiting for the ending. We visited several times through the years when they would travel to NC to visit their Granddaughter and Great grandchildren, we laughed alot together and we went to Church together on their visits, Benny even made a special trip here just to help fix the baptismal at our Church without a thought of pay. He was a funny, kind hearted and spirit filled man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I've no doubt he's in the loving arms of Jesus!

Anthony Michael

February 17, 2019

I was sad when I heard of Benny’s demise, but I take solace in the fact that he’s now in heaven.
Benny and his family were kind and hospitable to me when I needed it most. He was a loving and caring person who will be missed by many just like me whom he affected positively during his life time.
Benny loved people and his community, and in company of his wife,was always out there taking care of Lynmore Estate, Macon. GA.
My prayers is with you Mrs Alma and everyone affected by this heavenly gain and earthly loss.

Nicole Joiner

February 16, 2019

My prayers are with you and your family.

Sharon McIntosh

February 16, 2019

Mrs Alma and family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time LORD please wrap your loving arms around this family and give them the comfort they need much love Sharon and Rebecca

Monique Lee

February 16, 2019

Alma, I pray that God keeps you in your time of need. Benny was the sweetest person I ever met and boy could he tell a story.🙂 He is now telling stories in heaven until you meet again. Love you and your family.

Donna Polite

February 16, 2019

To the Harrell Family, I’m so sorry for your loss of Mr Benny. Praying for you and asking God to comfort, strengthen and wrap his loving arms around you all during your time of sorrow.


FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY